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Sat Apr 30, 2016, 11:36 AM

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i was at a branch meeting/pub night last night, and the membership could be divided into three parts - those who normally turn up, but who one week before elections just couldn't be arsed, those who turned up, looked into their drinks and said to no one in particular 'what in the name of holy fuck are these people playing at..?', and a very small minority who followed the lead of the Ken and George show and sought to difuse a self-inflicted row about anti-semitism by talking about Hitler and Israel. it will surprise no one that had a tory or a kipper used the words and sentiments used by this few, a very vocal few, but not a tiny minority, the howls of antisemitism and racism would have been heard on Mars...

the immediate result of this is that, i think, there will be Labour party members who had put aside more national issues in order to campaign in next weeks elections who now simply won't bother - and may not even vote. i'm afraid thats probably going to include me. if party members feel like that, how will the wider electorate, who already held a rather dim view of the leadership, feel?

for me, and for a number of the people i spoke to last night, the message is that incompetance and inertia rule, and worse that the rules don't apply to Jeremys friends until the pressure becomes intollerable. the thing however thats telling me that this years membership will be the last is that i have an uncomfortable feeling that the idiocy of Livingstone, Galloway, Milne et al is shared by a wider number of people than i had thought, its just that they've got the wit to keep their holes shut on the issue.

Jeremy Corbyn, who we are told feels very strongly on this issue, spent over an hour on the phone with McDonnell etc.. trying to decide whether what Livingstone had said was utterly unacceptable. either he doesn't feel quite as strongly as he says he does, or he's got the moral strength of wet grass when it comes to his friends, or he's so thick it took an hour to get him to understand what Livingstones words meant.

i dispair, i just dispair.

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